RMG was founded in 1980 by Rob McGee to assist libraries to plan, procure, and implement technology solutions and services.


  • Served over 1,000 libraries worldwide

    • Public, academic, school, national, state, regional

  • Helped form and tune dozens of library automation consortia

  • Helps libraries understand, plan, budget, schedule, buy, and implement technology-based systems and services to improve:

    • Library services

    • User experiences

    • Library operations and efficiencies

    • Staff productivity

    • ROI in staff, e- and p-content, technology

  • Specializes in Library

    • IT strategic planning

    • Technology planning and procurement

    • Strategic planning

    • Workflow analysis and process re-engineering

  • Designs and conducts projects

    • As team-based enterprise-learning processes

    • To set directions and identify needed technologies, systems, services

    • To deliver best-value outcomes

    • To develop enterprise teams with new knowledge and skills

  • Plans technologies for new and renovated library buildings

    • With many public libraries & their architects’ teams

  • Develops Library IT Strategic Plans



Services Offered


RMG designs and conducts IT planning and procurement projects as team-based enterprise learning processes to best-fit each client’s needs and circumstances, and prepare the organization and staff for change. Services are provided on the basis of mutually agreed upon tasklists and budgets.

  • e-book planning and procurement

  • Library Technology Needs Assessments

  • Next-generation Integrated Library System (ILS) planning and procurement projects

    • For Open Source and Proprietary ILSs and Web-Scale solutions

    • ILS Needs Assessments

    • Migration Options Studies

    • RFPs

    • RFIs


  • Library RFID and AMH (Automated Material Handling) Planning and Procurement Projects

    • Library RFID/AMH Needs Assessments

    • RFID and AMH Feasibility and Cost Studies

    • Library RFID/AMH ROI Analyses

    • RFPs

    • RFIs

  • Discovery Services RFIs and RFPs

  • Don't reinvent the wheel, license RMG's RFP template for your project(s)


  • Cost analyses of alternative systems and services

  • Assistance in evaluating technologies, vendors and systems

  • Contract negotiations

  • Financial planning and budget preparation, Cost analysis and ROI studies

  • System growth and capacity planning

  • Establishing a library automation consortium

  • Consortium governance and site-hosting agreements

  • Consortium cost-sharing models and pricing policies

  • Management review of library automation projects

  • Custom seminars on new products and trends

  • Web-based data gathering, surveying, reporting, and analysis